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Ayeyarwaddy Dolphin Tour


Day 1: Mandalay-Mingun-Seinpankhone

After your breakfast, we transfer to Mingun jetty, start sightseeing tour by boat to visit the Pathodawgyi pagoda which was built by King Bagyidaw. Continue on, proceed to the largest ringing bell in the world weight about 90 tons (Mingun Bell) then see the Hsinbyume pagoda which is the most attractive pagoda in Mingun built by king of Bagyidaw the grandson of King Bodawpaya. After that we go back to the boat and have lunch on board then continue to cruise to the north of Mingun to see Seinpankhone village, Seinpankhone village is 30 km to the north of Mandalay where the Dolphins are live around there. Overnight at Seinpankhone village.

After breakfast, we start to see the Ayeyarwaddy Dolphins with local fishermen with their small canoe because the dolphins are afraid of engine sound therefore we must take small canoe and follow to the fishermen where they are collaborating with Dolphin for fishing in the river. It is amazing to see how they are fishing with dolphin. Firstly, fishermen knew where the dolphins are live around their village or somewhere else and when they see dolphins they start to tapping with bamboo to canoe or make sound like diffidence one guttural, then apparently the dolphins show the signal, it’s mean you can collaborate with them for fishing so they swim to us on the other side of river closely and show their tail like vertical to stop the boat and catch the fish with net when they show their tail again like BUM your ready to throw quickly the net to catch fish after a few minute you can see the fishes are in net. This kind of method for fishing here in Myanmar were many years ago, the fishermen were took hand to hand and an old fisherman said to us since they were young they learnt from their grandfather. When we left from the village, we still have remarkable of the fishermen and dolphins how they are clever to each other and after that we had visited some villages on the way back to Mandalay.

Take a morning flight to Yangon. Transfer to the hotel. Visit to Botataung Pagoda, built in AD 997 legend has it that 1,000 officers brought two hairs of Buddha. It is a hollow pagoda with Zigzagging corridor with walls completely covered in mosaic mirror glass. Next proceeds to Nanthida Jetty and watch the traffic on the Yangon River. Here, luxury cruise liners come to berth at this jetty quite often. After lunch visit National Museum, has a rich collection of antiques, cultural objects, arts and handicrafts of indigenous races, royal regalia, musical instruments, decorative arts and art gallery. The significance of the Museum is the Lion Throne (Thiha Thana Palin). After that, shopping at Bogyoke Aung San Market before called Scott’s Market, where one can buy many items in one place. This Market was built in British colonial times and has a colonial shape. Stay overnight at hotel, Yangon.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure by morning flight.